The Science Applications International Corp., Arlington Va., is being awarded a $9,468,199 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Ace Engineering Inc., La Verne, Calif., was awarded a $9,433,788 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a Predator launch and recovery element at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity.
The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) began working on its Yourcloud solution about two years ago and expects to have the cloud computing solution in place by year's end. You can read more about this in "U.S. Nuclear Agency Enhances Cybersecurity With Cloud Computing ."
One of the surprises along the way to cloud was that NNSA is not alone in the problems it needs to solve, according to Travis Howerton, NNSA chief technology officer. "When we first started putting this together, I would have thought that we were more unique than we are, but when I traveled around talking to other chief information officers and other leaders in government agencies, or even in the commercial sector, everybody's struggling with the same set of issues," Howerton observes. "In general, what surprised me is how much synergy there is in trying to solve this problem government-wide. We're happy to be part of that overall ecosystem and to share with others what we're doing that may be helpful."
Agency officials spent about a year developing a strategic plan for transformation, which includes three pillars: the NNSA Network Vision (2NV), which modernizes the current computing environment by providing a secure, mobile, agile and adaptive IT infrastructure that will allow the NNSA workforce to perform their duties from any device, anywhere, any time; the Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (JC3), which provides the agency a capability for understanding the health of the systems, data and network; and the Cyber Sciences Laboratory (CSL), which establishes a process through which theoretical research in IT and cybersecurity can be rapidly applied to operational computing environments.
Cubic Corporation, San Diego, California, named William W. Boyle chief executive officer, Bradley H. Feldmann president and chief operating officer, John “Jay” D. Thomas executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Stephen O. Shewmaker executive vice president of the corporation.
Brig. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, USA, has been assigned director, Requirements Integration Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.